Junior Church

Junior Church

Junior Church

Sundays and Tuesdays (ages 0-10 years)

We help children to build personal relationships with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through understanding, exploring and applying the Bible in a relevant, child-friendly way.

All our staff and volunteers are DBS-checked and trained to care for your child. A copy of our Child Protection Policy can be made available on request.

We love children… and they love JC!

Our classes are positive and faith-filled with facilities that are colourful and child-friendly. Our team bring an attitude of joy and impart life to children at every age.

JC teaches children the Word of God by studying key themes and stories in the Bible. You can be sure that every child is given the opportunity to learn the Word, live it and love the Lord.

JC at Home

Church has moved online for the duration of the lockdown – and so has JC! Each week we put new videos, links, notes and resources here to equip you to recreate JC at home. Worship with our JC YouTube playlist, listen to a Bible story read by one of our team, download the activities and lesson notes, follow along with a make, and join in the memory verse challenge! We’ve got everything you need to help build your child’s faith. Have a read of this article to get an idea of how you can use these materials to recreate JC at Home.

Lessons for 25-10-20

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.’ (Psalm 119:9, NLT)

JC Worship 2

JC Worship 1

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Letting Your Light Shine – How kids can share their faith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EDzu3oeIo

2. The Bible is a source of light for us as it shows us what to do. Find out about other sources of light using this science activity: http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/light/eng/Introduction/default.htm

3. ‘This Little Light of Mine’ song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkbIZtqhyQ

Recent JC Lessons

Jesus Cares

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will have life even if he dies.”‘ (John 11:25, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Lazarus’ story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FT04jjh3Q8&

2. Lazarus unwrap game: https://childrensministry.com/lazarus-race

3. How fast can you make a jigsaw? Use any jigsaw you have at home, or download one: https://craftingthewordofgod.com/2015/09/03/lazarus-raised-from-the-dead-puzzle-activity-sheet

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me.’ (John 10:14, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKtW_3yQXBw

2. The Lord is my shepherd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6bDmS6hXc

3. Have a go at making your own sheep cupcakes: https://www.simplejoy.com/sheep-cupcakes

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need.’ (Philippians 4:6, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Use playdough to create a picnic. What will you need? In our story Jesus provided for all our needs! https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe

2. Video of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rj9cAJrWE

3. Jesus feeds 5000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fGjybUn5bE

God's Provision

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Story of Naboth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqyNQCVYlUE

2. Have a look at some Guinness World Record holders. Think about what ‘powers’ they have. Will anyone else ever be better than they are? Compare these powers to God’s power: http://kids.guinnessworldrecords.com/stories

3. Learn the memory verse through song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zAEeH5VBTM

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. The Lord appears to Elijah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzWfG7k9lk

2. Listen to the birds sing on a calm day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Drn5VkOM4

3. Find out more about earthquakes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zj89t39

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Elijah in the Bible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5gAXoerjw

2. Elijah and the prophets of Baal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xiyljA9qz0

3. (WITH AN ADULT) Have a go at building a campfire/bonfire and consider how amazing God’s lighting of the fire was: https://mammasschool.co.uk/outdoor-cooking/children-and-campfires-the-benefits-tips

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Make some bread just like the widow in the story: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-bread-recipes

2. Plant some bulbs and think about what God provides to make them grow: https://growinghealthykids.co.uk/help-your-kids-grow-seeds-and-bulbs-and-fire-their-imagination

3. Make a rain tube and think about what why we need rain: https://theimaginationtree.com/diy-rain-stick

God's Healing Power

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him.’ (James 5:15a, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUjrJWqooLE

2. Have a look at these optical illusions – they look impossible! God can do the impossible: https://www.optics4kids.org/illusions

3. Lots of stories about Jesus’ miracles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69VrswH4sPk

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him.’ (James 5:15a, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Make a handprint picture. Use these ideas to inspire you: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/handprint-crafts

2. Story video: https://youtu.be/ocJPFapyS54

3. Look at some of the amazing things being created with prosthetics now: https://youtu.be/ocJPFapyS54

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him.’ (James 5:15a, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him.’ (James 5:15a, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

The Wonders of God

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Surely your goodness and love will be with me all my life. And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.’ (Psalm 23:6, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.’ (Psalm 73:28, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Trust games. Play a trust game and remember that we can trust our friends and families for many things, but we can trust God for everything—even when it doesn’t look like it is going to work out: https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/10-fun-trust-building-activities-for-kids

2. Play ‘hot and cold’: https://www.icebreakers.ws/medium-group/hot-and-cold-game.html

3. Psalm 22 and the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35sFfEUxKQk

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Some trust in chariots, others in horses. But we trust the Lord our God.’ (Psalm 20:7, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Like rocks, God is strong, but strong in a different way. Nothing can stop him loving us. That is why we can always ask God to help us. Say a short prayer of praise, thanking God for helping us: https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/awesome-easy-rock-painting-ideas

2. Learn the verse with actions and a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM3a8R4WVzY

3. Lots of people can help us, it’s good to remember them too as we remember that God helps all of us in all situations! Maybe you could dress up and play that you are one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQN2c1vFzgI

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.’ (Psalm 139:14, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Make some bubbles and look at their wonderful creation: https://wonderfuldiy.com/fun-bubble-activities

2. Read Psalm 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-GgSWUhTy8

3. What God is like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNgiM_8dRZk

The Life of Isaac

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.’ (2 Thessalonians 3:3, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.’ (Psalm 100:5, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Praise the Lord! He is good. God’s love never fails.’ (Psalm 136:1, CEV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.’ (2 Corinthians 1:20, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

God's Amazing Miracles

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.’ (Phillipians 4:19, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.’ (Matthew 8:6, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.’ (Matthew 17:20b, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘And the prayer that is said in faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him…’ (James 5:15, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

The Creation Story

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘The Lord is good to everyone. He is merciful to all he has made.’ (Psalm 145:9, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘Shout praises to the Lord! … He decided how many stars there would be in the sky and gave each one a name.’ (Psalm 147:1,4, CEV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

Let’s Go Live — Looking at size within space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oNmSK5jq_c

Google Earth — Zoom out and explore earth and space: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth

All about space: https://www.spacekids.co.uk/learn

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

“God named the dry land ‘earth.’ He named the water that was gathered together ‘seas.’ God saw that this was good.” (Genesis 1:10, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

“In the beginning God created the sky and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Support your child’s journey

There are loads of resources out there to help you talk to your kids about Jesus. We use The Bible App for Kids and Scripture Union’s Light (you need to register, but it’s free) in JC every week and you can be sure that they will be safe and the content will be appropriate and beneficial for your children.

JC Classes
JC Starfish

Starfish (Age 0 – 1 year)

Starfish is a safe environment for your infant to sleep, feed, play or be changed. It’s also a private area where mothers can feed their children.

JC Jellyfish

Jellyfish (Age 1 – 2 years)

Jellyfish encourages the children to develop Christian principles and social skills through play, singing and activities.

JC Dolphins

Dolphins (Age 3 years, Foundation 1 & 2)

Dolphins teaches simple Bible stories and principles in fun and interactive ways through story times, drama, songs, games and craft.

JC Turtles

Turtles (Year 1 & 2)

Turtles encourages children to start reading the Bible for themselves, and learn about the Bible and Christian principles through stories, games, worksheets, activities and craft.

JC Sharks

Sharks (Year 3 & 4)

Sharks encourages children to question the world and make their own decisions for God. We explore the Bible and church principles in a child-friendly form and encourage participation in Bible reading and prayer, as well as in music, drama and craft.

JC Stingrays

Stingrays (Year 5 & 6)

Stingrays aims to smooth the transition to full participation in church meetings. We focus on Scripture and prayer in a more structured environment and encourage the children to make decisions for God and to make church their home.

Get in touch!

As you can see there is loads going on, and we’d love for you and your children to be a part of it! For more information or if you just want to talk about JC, you can speak to Sarah Woods, our JC Co-ordinator, email us at jc@harvestcity.org, or contact the Church office.